WED 17 - 7 - 2019
In the News
Shock, anger as videos of brutal Sudan raid go viral
Haitham El-Tabei| Agence France Presse
KHARTOUM: Days after a blackout on mobile internet services ended, Sudanese are shocked by the content of online videos and photographs that appear to document last month’s deadly raid on demonstrators. Crowds of protesters were violently dispersed and dozens were killed by men in military fatigues during a predawn raid on a weekslong sit-in outside army headquarters in Khartoum on June 3.

“The brutal scenes of k...
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Egypt’s Parliament OKs controversial NGO law
Agence France Presse
CAIRO: Egypt’s Parliament Monday approved amendments to a controversial law that rights groups say imposes strict curbs on non-governmental organizations.

The changes come after President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced last November that the law needed to be more balanced.

“The house of representatives finally approved a number of important draft laws ... including the bill regulating civil society’s work,&rdq...
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Studies & Papers
Gender Justice and The Uprisings In the Arab World
Papers from a workshop organized by the ANSD and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
By Ibtessam Al- Atiyat
This book represents analyses and testimonies presented at the Gender Equality and the Arab Uprisings conference organized by the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy (ANSD) and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, March 3 - 5, 2017. 

Scholars and activists from different Arab countries address two key questions. First: where do Arab women stand in terms of their enjoyment of their political, civil, and...
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L’ECOLOGIE DE LA DEMOCRATIE
Pour reprendre en main et façonner notre avenir
By David Mathews
La traduction de « L’écologie politique » répond à une volonté d’apporter des éléments de réflexion issus d’expérimentations « politiques » citoyennes qui pourraient s’avérer pertinentes dans le contexte francophone. On observe en France un essoufflement des alternatives politiques et un désengagement des citoyens de la « chose publique ». Plus largement dans les pays...
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Citizens
Emad Siyam R.I.P
With great pain and sadness, we mourn the death of our friend, colleague and co-founder of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, Dr. Emad Siyam.

Emad, an activist and a researcher, spent years struggling for freedom, social justice and democracy in Egypt. He was arrested and sent to jail many many times in the 80s and the 90s.

In 2005 he took part in the "Kefaya" (enough) movement demonstrations opposed to Moubarak regime, and in...
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